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: Play School: Ideas Day

A programme for children at home.
Also on BBC-1 and BBC Wales
(to 11.25)

: Outlook for Thursday: The Science of Man: From Egg to Adult: 1: Sex and Reproduction

A course in human biology.

Why is sex necessary?
Dr. Alex Comfort, University College, London
First shown on BBC-1


Presenter: Dr. Alex Comfort
Director: Nat Taylor
Editor: James McCloy

: World Cinema: Innocent Sorcerers

A Polish film with English subtitles.
A film made by the brilliant director of A Generation, Kanal, and Ashes and Diamonds, which was awarded the Diploma of Merit at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1961.


Director: Andrzej Wajda
Magda: Krystyna Stypulkowska
Andrzej: Tadeusz Lomnicki
Mirka: Wanda Koczewska
Edmund: Zoigniew Cybulski

: Notes on Music

The first of four programmes about some problems facing the performer.
Devised and introduced by Antony Hopkins.

Tonight: Beethoven String Quartet in F major Op. 59 No. 1
The Delme String Quartet: Granville Jones (violin), Jurgen Hess (violin), John Underwood (viola), Joy Hall (cello)

(Next programme: August 11)


Presenter/Devised by: Antony Hopkins
Violinist: Granville Jones
Violinist: Jurgen Hess
Violaist: John Underwood
Cellist: Joy Hall
Director: Peter Rorke

: The Danny Kaye Show

in which Danny Kaye and his star guests, Bob Crane, Tammy Grimes entertain to the music of Paul Weston and his Orchestra with Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, The Tony Charmoli Dancers, The Earl Brown Singers.
A programme recorded in the U.S.A.


Entertainer: Danny Kaye
Guest: Bob Crane
Guest: Tammy Grimes
Musicians: Paul Weston and his Orchestra
Comedian: Harvey Korman
Performer: Joyce van Patten
Dancers: The Tony Charmoli Dancers
Singers: The Earl Brown Singers
Producer: Robert Scheerer
Director: Bill Foster

: Newsroom

followed by The Weather

: Late Night Line-Up

A last look around the world of television with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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